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under the yoke

Under or at the mercy of an immense and oppressive force, burden, or pressure. Thousands of people are estimated to have lost their lives under the yoke of the brutal dictatorship. Under the yoke of misogyny, racism, and homophobia, a gay woman of color will inevitably face an immense amount of discrimination in our society.
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pass under the yoke

To be humiliated in defeat. The phrase derives from the ancient practice of humiliating troops by having them walk under a yoke that was symbolic of the victorious army. Many enemy soldiers passed under the yoke of the Roman army. Having to attend my rival's medal ceremony is like passing under the yoke.
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yoke around someone's neck

Fig. something that oppresses people; a burden. John's greedy children are a yoke around his neck. The Smiths have a huge mortgage that has become a yoke around their necks.
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yoke people or things together

to connect two people together with a yoke; to connect two animals together with a yoke. Todd yoked the oxen together for the parade. Sam yoked Fred and Tom together so they could pull the load.
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get some yokes on

tv. to build up one’s muscles. (Bodybuilding.) If I keep working at this, I know I can get some yokes on.
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mod. having well-marked abdominal muscles; have heavy muscles. That guy is really yoked. I wonder how much he works out.
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n. muscles; abdominal muscles. (see also yoked. Also seen as yolks. Possibly as if muscular shoulders can be seen as yokes of muscle.) Look at the yokes on that broad.
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The yoke uses patent-pending control loading technology to provide highly accurate control forces and realistic trim representation in a consumer priced yoke.
An air accident report released today revealed that the prosthetic limb was supposed to be clamped to the yoke.
However, because the co-pilot would have had little time to assimilate the information necessary to take over in the challenging conditions, the commander concluded his best course of action was to move his right hand from the power lever to the yoke to regain control.
He took his good right hand off the throttle and placed it on the yoke just moments before the landing.
Just before touchdown "his prosthetic limb became detached from the yoke clamp, depriving him of control of the aircraft".
When the pair has had enough experience to work nicely together in a yoke, you can hitch them to something to pull.
1) shows all of the pattern pieces--front, back, sleeves, gussets, cuffs, the yoke, neckband, facing and a small placket at the bottom of the front opening.
A Broken yoke means the detector has to be sent to depot for repair.
The use of poka yoke was implemented into our new production line at the sub-assembly level.
002" shims as is necessary, I'll put them in the bottom of the cylinder yoke bore where the yoke bears and try the cylinder.
And Johnston, who had been targeting a place in the top 10, felt he would have finished higher if he had been able to compete in the yoke and the frame carry.
It fits all aircraft, helicopters and sport aircraft, when there is tight yoke clearance.
When the co-pilot rolled out of the initial turn, the yoke became stuck while it was fully deflected and would not budge; overpowering the stuck yoke caused a loud bang.
The white shoulder yoke, which was originally introduced before the First World War, is back.
Yoke and Robinson map the genesis of their anthology to a conference session held at the Annual Colloquium on Literature and Film in 2001.